Office workers sit for over 10 hours each day (on average).
In recent years a variety of major international
has produced compelling evidence that sitting for more than 4 hours each day leads to:
Enzymes responsible for burning harmful blood fats shutting down
Reduced calorie burning (Metabolic rate)
Disrupted blood sugar levels
Increased insulin and blood pressure levels
Leg muscles switch off
Irrespective of your level of physical activity, the result leads to increased risks of:
1. Heart disease
5. Back ache
8. Muscle degeneration
We recommend you calculate the hours you spend sitting on an average "working day".
Make sure you include your sitting time whilst at work, commuting and at home.
Check out the
Top 10 health risks
which grow for people who sit longer than 4 hours a day.
In January 2015
Public Health England
Active Working C.I.C
jointly commissioned an
on the status and impact of prolonged sitting in the office
Estimate the time you spend sitting daily
Eating (combination of breakfast, lunch and dinner time)
Working (both at the office or home)
Relaxing (including watching TV, online, gaming etc.)